The Kita-Q International Manga Fest event has announced that Leiji Matsumoto canceled his appearance at the November 30, 2019 event for health reasons. The event will be held at West Japan General Exhibition Center in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka from November 30-December 1, 2019.
Matsumoto was hospitalized in Turin, Italy on November 15, 2019 after collapsing, but his condition eventually stabilized the following day. There has been no updates on Matsumoto’s health status since November 16, 2019. At that time, his Japanese office said it was not clear when Matsumoto will return to Japan as he will remain hospitalized for the time being.